Pet Nutrition Myth Busters: How to Select the Best Food for Your Pet

Tufts Faculty Webinar Series

Location: Online

Date: October 16, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Cost: Free

Dr. Freeman head shot holding dog Penny

Pet nutrition is becoming more and more confusing, with widespread myths and misinformation. This makes it difficult for pet owners to know what is truly the best food for their pets, and may result in feeding less-than-ideal or even dangerous diets. This talk will address some of owners' most common concerns, such as those about ingredients (grains, by-products, exotic meats), food allergies, organic, and raw diets, as well as questions they should be asking to find the best food for their pets. Dr. Freeman will also be discussing a diet-associated heart disease currently affecting dogs.

Presented by: 

Lisa Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVN, Professor, Clinical Nutrition, Department of Clinical Science


About Dr. Freeman:

Dr. Freeman completed her DVM degree at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and received a PhD in Nutrition from the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and is a professor at the Cummings School. Dr. Freeman has been active in numerous national and international veterinary organizations, including roles as president of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, co-chair of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association's Global Nutrition Committee, and currently is the president-of the Pet Nutrition Alliance. Dr. Freeman teaches veterinary students about companion animal nutrition and cares for patients that require specialized nutrition for acute and chronic diseases. Her research focus is on the role of nutrition in the development and treatment of heart disease in dogs and cats. However, she also is passionate about helping veterinarians and owners make good, objective decisions about pet nutrition.